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Data backup quiz

What's the level of your backup IQ? Try our Data backup quiz and find out if you're up to date with the various backup strategies available to help you protect yourself from data loss.

1. What type of security feature is increasingly used to protect data at rest on tape or in flight across a LAN or WAN?

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What is it?

2. This type of backup is performed on data even though it is actively accessible to users and may currently be in a state of being updated.
What is it?

3. This type of backup service provides an extra measure of redundancy that can be invaluable if the main storage backup system fails.
What is it?

4. This type of backup offers a means of centralization and, in some cases, an economy of scale.
What is it?

5. This type of backup eliminates the need to manage separate pieces of software on every target machine.
What is it?

6. This is a necessity when it comes to handling backups.
What is it?

7. This technology for disk significantly reduces the risk of data loss resulting from tape failure.
What is it?

8. This technology, also called "single-instance storage," physically saves only one copy of redundant files or blocks. (Hint: Two words)
What is it?

9. Some of the benefits of this technology are better backup and recovery times and lower operating costs.
What is it?

10. This is a storage system in which all the data in an enterprise is backed up whenever any change is made.
What is it?

How did you do?
10 correct -- Backup brilliance
7-9 correct -- Good showing
4-7 correct -- Need to brush up a bit
3 or less correct -- Check out our Backup All-In-One Guide for sure.

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This was first published in April 2007

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